Stringbags in Action: Taranto 1940 & Bismarck 1941

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Admiral Schofield's accounts of the Taranto and Bismarck battles make for unforgettable reading.The author traces the development of British naval aviation from its early beginnings in 1912, through the First World War and the frustrations of the inter-war years. The November 1940 attack on the Italian fleet in its strongly defended base at Taranto demonstrated for the first time the battle-winning capability of carrier-borne aircraft - from HMS Illustrious. The lesson was quickly learnt by the Japanese who just over a ...

Stringbags in Action: Taranto 1940 & Bismarck 1941 2010, Pen & Sword Maritime, South Yorkshire

ISBN-13: 9781848843882

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